Ethelbert White (1891-1972) ‘At the Gate’
Ethelbert White 1891-1972 was a successful painter, illustrator, engraver and poster designer.
He attended St Johns Wood Art School and was a friend and contemporary of Christopher Nevison and Mark Gertler. His first one-man show was held in 1916, at the Paterson and Carfax Gallery. Although comfortably off, White and his wife lived a bohemian life, traveling around the country in a caravan, painting many scenes such as this picture… ‘The Open Gate’ shows Whites love of the countryside and is suggestive of paintings he did for the Railway companies advertising posters – during the 1930’s.
There is another interesting work on the reverse. (The painting has been framed so either picture can be displayed). Oil on canvas, size: 29.5” x 24.5” (0.75 x 0.63)